Measurement of turbulent kinetic energy spectrum - Part 1: Convection record method

Preben Buchhave, Clara Marika Velte

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A novel exact temporal to spatial mapping for point measurements inturbulence has been developed. The spatial record is obtained based on the instanta-neous velocity magnitude, u =ΙuΙ, creating an exact mapping between the samplinginterval, Δt, and the spatial record counterpart,Δ s, through the relation Δ sn =unΔtn.n indicates the sample number in a measurement sequence. Summation of the consecutive streakline elements, Δ s, corresponding to the convection distance of the fluid, results in a spatial “convection record”. The exact mapping applies to all flows,since it is based on the instantaneous velocity magnitude, thereby incorporating all relevant aspects of the flow dynamics. Even high intensity non-equilibrium spatial records can be measured using this mapping, which is most straightforwardly applied using laser Doppler anemometry measurements. Computer simulated high intensity LDA data demonstrate the technique. The method will also be demonstrated on measurements in a round turbulent jet in part 2.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Turbulence and Wind Energy VII - Proceedings of the iTi Conference in Turbulence 2016
EditorsJ. Peinke, G. Kampers, M. Oberlack, M. Waclawczyk, A. Talamelli
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-57933-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-57934-4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventiTi Conference on Turbulence VII - Bertinoro, Italy
Duration: 7 Sep 20169 Sep 2016


ConferenceiTi Conference on Turbulence VII
SeriesSpringer Proceedings in Physics

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